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What is a gastrologist?

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Technically, a gastrologist is someone who specializes in gastrology. That could mean caring for the stomach with medicine. But today, the term gastrology is no longer used in the U.S. It's been replaced by gastroenterology, a branch of medicine which focuses on the digestive tract and the liver.

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

MediLexicon: “Gastrology.”

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary: “Gastrology.”

Sun, W. Feb. 1, 2015. Cancer Letters,

Hryszczykowa, L. Sept. 15, 1988. Wiadomosci Lekarski,

UNC School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

MediLexicon: “Gastrology.”

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary: “Gastrology.”

Sun, W. Feb. 1, 2015. Cancer Letters,

Hryszczykowa, L. Sept. 15, 1988. Wiadomosci Lekarski,

UNC School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2017

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